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FOX Business
Dec 6, 2012 9:20am EST
, surprise, obama administration doubles down on green energy and find out how much the taxpayer will have to shell out this time around. and also new at 10, enough obamacare laws are starting to go into effect and for restaurants across the country. one new regulation that could cost businesses millions, again, that's coming up the top of the hour and it will be new at 10. something serious going on here, there are reports that syria is mixing chemical weapons and loading them into bombs. sarin gas is theeprecise weapons grade material they're talking about here. nbc news reports that the the syrian military is waiting for orders from president al-assad to drop the bombs on its own civilians. the united states warned any use of chemical weapons would trigger western intervention. secretary of state hillary clinton meets russian diplomates and syria, chemical weapons, they will be discussed. and now to egypt. five people dead after huge protests in the streets of cairo and hurled rocks, fire bombs to protest morsi's seizure of near unrestricted powers and rush-through adoption of the quick
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 8:30pm EST
in the obama administration, but you were, most recently, one of president obama's principle surrogates in the spanish language media. what did the election look like from your point of view? what can you tell us that we didn't read in the newspaper? you know, from your personal experience, tell us what happened. >> i think the way to understand, kind of my role of the surrogate this year, is in juxtaposition to four years ago. basically played the same role in 2008 and 2012 #. the fascinating thing for me as i emergedded from government and went back out into campaign land was the proliferation of spanish media outlets. in 2008, spanish language media essentially met national spanish language media, which was two. local media in south florida, and that's pretty much the sum total of what -- of the outlets i hit over and over and over and over again four years. this time, i ended up doing media in, again, the national, mundo, and c-span espanol has a bigger foot print, and in ten states, i did radio in iowa and ohio, in north carolina, in virginia. obviously, in florida, but in nevada a
CBS
Dec 12, 2012 4:00am PST
a phone call to discuss the latest republican proposal. it comes after the obama administration lowered its request for new tax revenue from $1.6 trillion in over ten years to 1.4 trillion. but before the call boehner was critical of the president. >> right now the american people have to be scratching their heads and wondering when is the president going to get serious. >> the economic uncertainty comes at a time when retailers are hoping for strong holiday sales. the prospect of higher taxes for all americans threatens to sink consumer confidence. >> the specifics of the deal are not as important to us as getting a deal. >> now, in that abc news interview with barbara walters, the president said he thinks the american people will be better off with a done deal. harry reid who's a senate majority leader says he does not expect a deal before christmas. terrell. >> we'll have to see. susan mcginnis in washington. thank you so much. >>> today in morocco, they opened a meeting to discuss the syrian crisis. they're expecting to give them null political recognition during that same interview
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 8:30am EST
administration, but you were most recently president, one of of president obama's principal surrogates in spanish-language media. what did the election look like from your point of view, you know, what can you tell us about that we didn't read in the newspaper, and, you know, from your personal experience, tell us what happened. >> i think the way to understand kind of my role as a surrogate this year is in juxtaposition to four years ago. i basically played the same role in '08 and '12 in terms of outreach to spanish-language media on behalf of the president and then-candidate. and the fascinating thing for me as i emerged from government and went out, back into campaign land was the proliferation of spanish-language media outlets. in 2008 spanish-language media essentially meant national spanish-language media which was two, univision and telemundo. a little bit of cnn in espanol. and local media in south florida. and that's pretty much the sum total of what, of the outlets that i hit over and over and over and over again four years ago. this time i ended up doing media in, again, the national,
CNN
Dec 11, 2012 2:00am PST
declared a terrorist organization by the obama administration. it's a fierce group of fighters waging a deadly battle against bashar al assad. cnn's arwa damon who has spent time in syria reports that other rebels don't agree with al nusra's politics but admire the group's determination to get rid of the assad regime. >> potential threat of a chemical weapons attack by the syrian regime forces nato to rely on rebels who may or may not be trustworthy to secure these stockpiles. brian todd looks into this part of the story. >> reporter: there's enough chaos afoot to alarm western officials about what may happen to the munitions. a senior u.s. official and top diplomat tell cnn, the u.s. and its allies are using defense contractors to train syrian rebels on how to secure chemical weapons stockpiles. our sources say the training is taking place in jordan and it,ky. they tell us the syrian rebels are being trained on how to monitor and secure stockpiles but also on handling the weapons sites and weapons materials. >> how dicy is it to train syrian rebels on actually handling the materials?
FOX News
Dec 11, 2012 2:00am PST
effect an estimated 190 million americans. the obama administration took 25 billion is designed to raise to go toward insurance companies with the cost of covering uninsured six people january 1st of 2014. they can't be turned away. 5 billion will go to shoring up employers wanting coverage for early retirees. employers say for large companies to see where they have 10's of millions of dollars. they are already recovering their employers. they are poniying up for people who have the insurance market. the program is intended to quote reduce unreimbursed usage of medical facilities by the uninsured and lower medical premiums overall. this is part of a bigger package of taxes and fees to finance expanding coverage to the uninsured. it comes to $700 billion over ten years. this fee is supposed to decline. cop gres doesn't decide to extend it based on the system. once they find it they do away with it. sthooivengs for fox business. >> still ahead are you holding off on getting the flu shot because you feel a little sick. doctor seigel says he is separating the facts from the fiction. >> calif
FOX
Dec 4, 2012 5:00pm PST
to buildings in damascus suburbs. the obama administration is hoping that russia will goin the international community in forming a coalition against syria's president. >> we want to work with russia as we've said many times on the bases of the gene eva action group's c miewn kay. >> nato's secretary-general also echoed warnings by president obama against the use of chemical weapons by the syrian government. the president and secretary of state hillary clinton said that would be crossing a red line. >>> the federal government calls it secure communities. now a program aimed at illegal immigrants is coming under fire. the u.s. mandate that california's attorney general wants to ignore. >> it's only day two but royal baby watch is in full swing in london. when kate is expected to come home from the hospital and the welcome visit she received today. >>> our ipad app is ready to download. you can watch awful our newscasts live, plus traffic, weather and video of breaking news anytime, anywhere. >>> the state attorney general issued a bulletin to all law enforcement agencies today telling them th
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 5:00pm EST
is i thought you said your organization predated the obama administration. guest: the reference to the word "forward" and how do you obama administration used in the campaign, but we have been named in 2009. host: he was saying before the reelection campaign. caller: the small business groups you represent, where their feelings about tax reform, and specifically what they support a national sales tax? i supported in gary johnson. regarding the affordable care act, will your membership consider abandoning -- providing health care or health insurance for employees and letting them deal with these exchanges in order to save money? my understanding is the affordable care act is onerous on small business. thank you. guest: . right. just to clarify, we are trying to help business leaders like you speak for yourself. we do not take positions on particular provisions. if we are doing something on the affordable care act for tax reform in general, our job is to bring as many talented business people as beacon to washington and have them speak for themselves -- as we can to washington to
PBS
Dec 9, 2012 6:30pm PST
in america." senate came on record. so why the obama administration is doing something that the bush administration failed to do is beyond my understanding. and we're going to do everything we can to prevent it from happening. >> you may remember that back in 2007, your then senatorial colleague, barack obama wrote a strong letter to the republican chairman of the fcc who wanted to change the rules, just like genachowski is doing now. and he condemned the very tactics that his own fcc chairman is employing today. >> absolutely. and we hope the president will get involved in this issue. so i don't-- to be honest with you, i don't know the internal dynamics of why what is happening is happening. i know you got a couple of republicans on the board, who are very sympathetic to moving forward toward more consolidation. but why genachowski is taking the position he is, i don't know. but i think it would be very helpful. and we will try to get the president to remember what he said four or five years ago. >> you said a moment ago that you recall these hearings that were held across the coun
FOX News
Dec 8, 2012 3:00am PST
and washington. new reports this morning the obama administration might sue the state. recently passed initiatives decriminalized the recreational use of pot. but it is still illegal under federal law. options for the administration include preventing the states from regulating and taxing marijuana or cutting off federal cash. a new jersey town acting like the grinch trying to tear down one man's christmas spirit. the fight is over this 400-foot inflatable santa. the owner of seasonal world says there is no ordinance but he has been issued five tickets ordering him to take it down. the mayor calling it a hazard because it could blow over. >> what i do every year and i have been doing it for 12 years and they have been basically harassing me for 12 years. >> the owner of seasonal world says he has no intention of moving santa and he will take the battle to court after christmas. a fireworks display in burma goes terribly wrong when explosions go off into the crowd. [screams] >> you can hear the screams. this is a festival and hot air balloons were filled were fireworks. they were sent i
PBS
Dec 11, 2012 12:00am PST
, is there anything that this government should do-- or any government, whether it's the obama administration or some future administration-- ought to do in terms of u.s. companies being more competitive internationally or? or do you want them to stand out of the way snrjts look, i think they can be -- i don't think we need the same levels of investment support that even germany and japan have. but the fact that secretary clinton has been very pro business, that the state department opens up doors, that the president publicly says i want to double exports, that the u.s. is very aggressive in trying to do that, i think attitude helps us all. it's really a -- you know, when chancellor merkel flies from berlin to beijing, 20 c.e.o.s get off right behind her and they've got their hands out, right? and they're saying "give me more business." and we don't need to do it exactly that way but we need the administration, every administration, to be out there selling with us as we go around the world. look, for every job that we have in export there is's another eight in the supply chain. every small and medium
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2012 5:00pm EST
program. i want to thank the members of this committee, the congress, and the obama administration for supporting a help the inner city passenger rail system and for supporting improved service with words and money. we are grateful for the investments from the american recovery and investment act which have provided more than $1.4 billion for illinois high- speed rail. these current investments in illinois high-speed passenger rail systems are already supporting thousands of jobs with much more on the way. we cannot do it without federal help. we need continued federal funding for high-speed rail to finish the job restarted and keep our promises to travelers and taxpayers. we ask that congress appropriate additional funds for state making these investments, including illinois in the midwest. neither illinois or the midwest would be the transportation hub of the nation that it is today and the state's diverse economic base would not exist as we know it. illinois was made the center of national rail development and today, it hosts a 7,300 mile rail network that serves as a keystone i
FOX News
Dec 5, 2012 8:00am PST
this thing ever bigger, passing 6000 regulations with the obama administration -- maybe that does not lead to you being served better in your community. and i would like to talk you about how we can make it simpler and better for you. greg: mary katharine ham and juan williams. thank you both so much. [talking over each other] greg: i would like to put them in charge. jenna: we will see what happens next. in the meantime, we are turning to some crime headlines. a man is terrorizing a store clerk and police are on the hunt for who this guy is. plus, protests raging in egypt again today. supporters and how it may impact a political crisis there. he will dueling protests are rocking egypt. thousands of supporters taking on opponents. the opposition is taking on a sit in there. aaron david miller is a former advisor to the secretary of the state. what does an unstable egypt mean for us? >> it means a disaster, frankly. egypt is the largest and most powerful, most populous with the peace treaty of israel. they control access to the suez canal. what you're going to have is the beginning of a ver
FOX News
Dec 12, 2012 10:00am PST
. i'm going to give the obama administration the benefit of the doubt that they are doing something behind the scenes to get him out. the fact that pakistan was harboring usama bin laden when they are suppose to be our partner in the war on terror tells you the tenuous relationship we have with them. i think that we do want to try and help him, the question is what can we do and do we want to cut off aid in a country where we need their approval to be able to have the drones there. megyn: we have nukes. if we cut the nukes, where does the aid go. there are all sort of reasons not to do it. but there are also concerns that we care about this doctor and we care about the. >>er would-be assistants there are to us in the world that would step us catch similar terrorists and they see the way this guy wound. what's their incentive. >> also in afghanistan, mali, nigeria. we want to send a signal that if you are going to help the united states we'll stand with you. he got a 33-year jail sentence. the pakistanis charged him with treason and they convicted him on that basis. pakistan is osten
Current
Dec 6, 2012 6:00am PST
said ad nauseam what the obama administration is proposing -- >> techniquely the nazis didn't want to kill the pour -- >> stephanie: thank you, jim. >> which would make them extreme right-wingers. >> stephanie: i'm sure it is so noted at news busters, as they are busily transcripting the new transcript as we talk about the old transcript. no miller prefers to conjure up ominous images of woodchipers just over the horizon. whatever it takes to keep her amused. >> well, yeah kind of the point of the show. [ applause ] >> stephanie: we have got all the mulch we need between stephanie miller's ears. >> pow! >> stephanie: don't confuse mulch with soggy shredded wheat. happy face. >> what does that mean? >> stephanie: if anyone is potential fodder or mulch this gas bag is. >> yeah, so there. >> stephanie: all right. thank you. [ applause ] >> stephanie: news busters. i love you so much. i really do. okay. forty-four minutes after the hour. right back on the "stephanie miller show." >> announcer: welcome to the party barn. make we take your order? it's the "stephanie miller
FOX News
Dec 10, 2012 8:00am PST
those weapons against us or also our ally israel? >> well i think, jenna, what the obama administration wants to do right now is sort of get through this very turbulent period at the moment. so you will not see a change in this aid right now. i think what they want to see is how the military behaves, for example during this referendum? how do they behave of at referendum. jenna: what do you think the behavior will be? >> what the concern is looks like morsi is trying to ram the constitution through. this is islamist in its character and concentrates hands in the power of the president. you see opposition may be boycotting referendum on saturday. will the military for example, crack down on the opposition and help this constitution get through in sort of undemocratic way? i think that would raise real concerns about their independence from this, from the muslim brotherhood and from president morsi. jenna: that is interesting point because we remember watching the military with the overthrow eventually of mubarak and how their role shifted during those protests and how it could be seen as
CNN
Dec 5, 2012 2:00am PST
about the location of osama bin laden. >> reporter: the controversy? the obama administration has faced accusations it gave undeserved access to the filmmakers. in real life, everyone involved in the hunt for bin laden remains sworn to secrecy. but the filmmakers say they got firsthand accounts. they just won't say exactly how that happened. >> i think as a reporter you would understand we take prot t protecting our sources and sort of the exact methodology of our sourcing pretty seriously, just in the same way if i asked you how did you source that story. >> katherine, when you hear mark talk this way, are you a journalist or a filmmakerer? >> that's a good question. well, i certainly tried to be as faithful to the research as possible and make a good movie and make a film that was timely. >> reporter: but how much access they got is the issue. >> obviously things went wrong here. >> reporter: congressman peter king, chairman of the house homeland security committee first called for an investigation at both the cia and the pentagon. >> there was an event where operatives were involved
CNN
Dec 12, 2012 4:00am PST
a satellite into orbit. its neighbors are unnerved. even china expressed regret at the move. the obama administration condemned it as a provocative act and will likely ask the u.n. security council to impose crippling sanctions. the pentagon following developments this morning. chris lawrence there. what do you know, chris? >> right now, officials say that object that north korea put into orbit, monitoring it, analyzing it, but they confirm it is in orbit. why is that important? the same technology you would use to put into orbit is the same technology you use to develop long-range ballistic missiles, the u.s. condemned this act. they are worried about the marriage of north korea's nuclear weapons with this long-range missile technology. this is the type of missile that if it was successful, as it appears to be, could reach parts of the united states, alaska, u.s. military bases in hawaii. but a u.s. efficiently i spoke with who used to work on north north korea for the defense department told me, there are still areas in which north korea has not made it as far as they would need to i
Current
Dec 7, 2012 3:00am PST
from the white house. is this a prior to for the president? according to norml the obama administration shut down more than george bush and why is this a prior to a prior to for priority. all i got was the justice administration was reviewing the matter. >> they are going to do nothing. past is prologue. if the state is the player regulation, and we are talking pretty high-techniequipment today, rfid radio frequency id tags used to track the plants from the point of creation to the point of consumption. in colorado they call it from seed to sale. the feds haven't done anything an the state is collecting 50 to $70 million a year in taxes. it's only places like california, unfortunately, where the sacramento did not step up and pass tax and regulation laws where theile sayingnate abhors a vacuum, the federal government goes in there and raids these clubs. if the state is a player, the feds largely are hands-off. >> help me out here. so in washington state and colorado, it's not only legal toto i am bible or to smoke. right? but it's legal to grow
CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 6:00am EST
? i ask because over the past several weeks the obama administration has tried to reach out to wall street in a way perhaps it hadn't earlier. want to talk a little bit about that relationship post election. in terms of where you think business should be trying to influence or be part of this discussion. >> the business roundtable put a letter today in some newspapers signed by 150 ceos of mostly large companies. i think a lot of smaller companies feel the same way, we want a rational deal. want it market credible. know there will be increases in tax revenues link together with rationale entitlement reform with a rational multiple. that's what the business community wants, not the one specific thing people argue about whether this goes up. business wants a rational deal to go up because it would be good for the united states of america? >> you'll take a higher tax rate. >> yeah. i don't personally care. it's not the 39.6%. they are linked together. no one says i will take a higher tax rate so we can still be irresponsible in spending. you can de link that all you want no one does th
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 9:00am EST
and the obama administration for supporting a healthy intercity passenger rail system. for your leadership on freight rail infrastructure needs and for supporting improved service with words and money. we're grateful for the investments from the american recovery and reinvestment act which has provided more than $1.4 billion for illinois high-speed rail. i can tell you these current investments in illinois high speed passenger rail system are already supporting thousands of jobs and providing economic benefits with much more on the way. and we could not do it without federal help. we need continued federal funding for high-speed rail so we can finish the job that we started and keep our promises to travelers and taxpayers. these investors will continue to pay dividends, and the american people deserve no less. we ask that congress appropriate additional funds for states making these investments, including illinois and the midwest. it would've been the destiny of illinois and the entire midwest had the nation's real system not been centered in illinois in the mid-19th century? very simply,
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2012 3:00am PST
past the hour. time now to take a look at the "morning papers." "the new york times," the obama administration secret arms shipments to qatar to help overthrow moammar gadhafi. according to "the times," some of those weapons were turned over to islamic militant groups. the support from qatar helped destabilize gadhafi's regime, but american officials remain concerned over where the arms ended up. >> "the wall street journal," egypt descending into political turmoil after another night of intense clashes on the doorsteps of the presidential palace. it's the largest confrontation since the revolution that overthrew hosni mubarak. critics say he's rushing through a constitution with an islamic agenda. >>> u.s. and russian senior diplomats will meet today with the united nations peace envoy for syria in an attempt to end the civil war there. this comes as pentagon sources tell nbc news there is intelligence suggesting the syrian government has loaded sarin gas into aerial bombs and awaiting command from president assad for its use. >>> and from our parade of papers, "the san francis
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2012 3:00am PST
the hour. we'll start with "the wall street journal." military officials and the obama administration want greater flexibility to launch operations against terror groups in africa. the operations would target al qaeda-related groups in countries like mali, nigeria, libya and others. >>> and "the oregonian," it was 71 years ago today that pearl harbor was bombed by the japanese in a surprise attack. 2,400 americans were killed. thousands will gather today to remember the raids with a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m., the exact time the bombings began in 1941. and when they began, my grandfather was on "the maryland." >> wow. >> my dad always took us out there. >>> let's go to "the seattle times." despite a federal ban, washington state's law allowing recreational marijuana described as one of the most liberal in the world went into effect midnight last night. the state will start licensing farms and retail stores to grow and sell marijuana next year. police across the state are said to be taking a laissez-faire approach. >> where's that willie geist? actually, that's heilmann. you know, i'm s
MSNBC
Dec 12, 2012 3:00am PST
." in a major diplomatic shift for the united states, the obama administration his now formally recognizing syrian rebels in an effort to end assad's regime. the u.s. doesn't plan to provide arms to the rebels. >>> and from our parade of papers, "the dallas morning news." north korea has defied international warnings, firing another long-range rocket. the second such launch under new leader kim jong-un. korean state tv claims the launch was successful and that the rocket delivered a, quote, peaceful satellite into orbit. >>> this is a big morning now. >> it is. he's here. >> he's here in the flesh in new york city in the studio. >> 12-12-12. happy 12-12-12. >> top 12 reasons, something. >> willie and i since 11-11-11 -- >> i was watching you. >> and we're, like, on the holiday inn over on 57th. we're going to be ready when it's 12-12-12 because that's going to be a special day. we'll make a top 12 list of the things a man should do to -- >> and we want to get this right. >> we're going to get it right. >> because we were so wrong about y2k. >> we really were. >> the millennium. >> we really
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 6:00am EST
is a priority for president obama and this administration. and most importantly, it's a priority for the american people. since 2009 we have received 500 applications. in your statement, mr. chairman, you acknowledged two or three governors who turned down the money. since -- during this period of time we have received 500 applications for the money that was turned back from florida, $2.3 billion, we had $10 billion of requests for that money. the idea that people don't want passenger rail? they do. we have the statistics. but we have the people to tell us this. so let's look at the progress we've made. as a result of this administration's investment, the nation's first true high-speed rail system is set to break ground this year. this 220 mile-per-hour train system carry travelers from los angeles and san francisco in less than three hours, more than twice as fast by interstate. california will have high-speed, true high-spieled trains. speed. we have introduced and are now expanding 110 miles per hour service, and as you indicated, mr. chairman, the law says that's high-speed t
CNN
Dec 6, 2012 2:00am PST
.s. administration officials, u.s. president barack obama, u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton that the use of chemical weapons in syria was a red line for which syria and the bashar al assad regime would face severe consequences if they ever did cross that red line and utilize chemical weapons against the people of syria. >> and we have no idea what those severe consequences would be, right? >> reporter: that's right, we don't. you know, people speculate that this would mean some type of military intervention, but we also know that a lot of world powers have not wanted to intervene militarily in syria. that they've wanted what's going on in syria to happen within syria. but the fear is if chemical weapons are utilized, and again, the syrian regime has said on many occasions, they are not going to use chemical weapons against their population, that that would mean there would be some type of military intervention, although it's unclear what scope that type of military intervention would take. >> mohammed jamjoom live in beirut, thanks very much. >>> a sobering cup of joe from the starbucks
Current
Dec 10, 2012 6:00am PST
and obama spoke wednesday. but let's see. blah, blah blah. top administration official visited house republicans thursday to say the president isn't budging. boehner facing reporters asked when the about the would take a step toward us. >> come on. >> stephanie: really? >> he's gotta compromise. >> stephanie: okay. >> we're not going to compromise. >> if we were to pass, for instance, raising the top two rates and that's it, all have a sudden, we do have the leverage of the date ceiling and we haven't yet given that up. >> stephanie: the purged house members are seeking answers from boehner. they will not be ignored. they're still knocking on his door. that's probably why all they hear is glug, glug, glug. clinking glasses. [knocking at door] >> stephanie: before republicans who were purged signaled they would not be going quietly in a letter to john boehner. [knocking at door] >> shut up. >> stephanie: putting away his little bottles. i'll be there in a minute! all right. 58 minutes after the hour. b
Current
Dec 11, 2012 3:00am PST
defending it. >> bill: the administration will not defend it. eric holder, barack obama say no. >> not doing it, right. they've spent $1.5 million over the past two years the house g.o.p. and paul clement spent $1.5 million defending this. that's your tax dollars going to work fellas. just want you to know. and they've reached their cap now. so apparently they can't do more. so i don't know what they're going to do. >> bill: they'll give them more money. >> they'll have to go back and get more money. it is really amazing that that kind of money is going into defending this thing. >> bill: i don't want to be defending doma. >> right. >> so the other case they took -- everybody expected them to take the doma case, right? it has been declared unconstitutional ten times. that section in particular. and but the other case was the proposition 8 case. most legal observers thought that the supreme court would stay away from taking what's known as the perry case, commonly called the perry or prop 8 case. this c
FOX News
Dec 8, 2012 2:00am PST
in this equation it's clear that president obama again has moved the goal post on a commitment that he made. that said, i must say i'm more concerned about the assad successor regime and the haste of the administration. i think actually the president's been -- i don't know if he happened into this policy or if he decided on this policy, but not backing the rebels has been a smart move just because i think they're rife with al-qaeda elements. we need to be concerned about whose hands those weapons of mass destruction, whether chemical or biological, fall into. in response to what the governor said, i think it would be naive not to think that some of these weapons are already in the hands of hezbollah. >> i would agree with that. let me ask in a broader sense, governor richardson. here we see egypt. now, when the president was helping to push mubarak out, he was telling everybody this is a democracy movement. there were those of us out there, andy was one of them, i was one of them saying the muslim brother hood will take over. a few people paid attention. that happened. now the muslim brothe
FOX News
Dec 11, 2012 3:00am PST
on congress to let the bush administration's upper income tax cuts expire. even though there is little chance mr. obama will persuade the republican-led state legislature. >> these so-called right to work laws, they don't have to do with economics. they have everything to do with politics. what they're really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money. >> the president preaching to the choir yesterday. he was greeted by rick snyder at the airport in detroit. michigan would be the 24th right to work state in the nation and with its union background, it would be a huge blow to organized labor, which continues to lose its share of the work force. it was a little under 12% of the work force last year. it was 20% 30 years ago. snyder says his goal isn't hurting unions, it's helping michigan. >> i view this as solving an issue for michigan workers. you have hard working people in michigan. this is giving workers choice. >> republicans lost five seats in the michigan legislature last month and democrats accused them of fast tracking the right to work bill through the house and sena
CBS
Dec 7, 2012 7:00am PST
lighting, president obama joined the holiday mood. but earlier, visiting a middle class virginia family, he threatened that congress could ruin the christmas season. if it doesn't act, the administration says, middle class tax bills will increase by $2,000. >> we're in the midst of the christmas season. i think the american people are counting on this getting solved. the closer it gets to the brink, the more stress there is going to be. >> reporter: what may raise the stress level even further is the promise that both the president and treasury secretary geithner has made. that is, if tax rates don't rise for top earners, there will be no deal. >> i'm not going to sign any taxes that somehow prevents the top rates from going up for folks at the top 2%. >> if that happens, if there's no agreement, economist mark zandi told a congressional hearing it would be bad news. >> if we go over the cliff and there's no change after that, we hit the gdp in 2013 will be 3.5 percentage points. the economy is growing two percentage point. subtract 3 1/2 and that is a severe recession. >> reporter: republi
FOX News
Dec 7, 2012 8:00am PST
the president obama's national security team. >> christians, jews, men, women, every syrian must be included in this process for a new and better future and a future of this kind can not possibly include assad. >> reporter: the administration has been reluctant to get involved militarily in syria for the past 20 months of fighting but recognizes it will likely get drawn in to fill the vacuum when assad goes which is seen as inevitability at this point. pentagon planners recognize they can't sit on the sidelines. there is increasing evidence some of the shoulder-fired missiles known as manpads which the cia were trying to track and contain in libya, may have migrated to syria, bringing down a syrian fighter jet and helicopter last week. then there are reports of chemical weapons, sarin gas being loaded into canisters for possible use. the u.s. set up a task force at a base north of ammon, jordan with 150 u.s. special forces working on a plan to secure assad's chemical weapons. >> the whole world is watching, the whole world is watching very closely and the president of the united states has m
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